Self Portrait, September 2008
Cassie, how brave you are….how much courage you display to your Sisters. Many of us have had periods in our lives when nothing was going “right”. And we chose to numb our feelings and detach from life. The only thing wrong with taking a break from life, love, family, parents and friends, is the way we sometimes choose to do it. Some search for an answer in their church. For me, I chose some very bad things. I dared life to take me and end my suffering. They call this “risky” behavior, which I boldly exhibited to the world.
Then, I felt it. I heard it. The indwelling God. Sometimes we have to “hit bottom”, before we hear the indwelling God. I was there and on my knees praying for God to take me from this world. But then God did a funny thing. It was like He flipped a switch in my “indwelling God” and I heard Him. It was then I chose to establish a close personal relationship with God. It is not easy to do. But when we say, “God is Always With Us”, or “God Will Never Forsake Us, or hurt us”, we need to remember this. When God created man in HIS image, he placed a small part of Himself indwelling in each and every one of us. But most of us are asleep to this indwelling God. We look to the heavens, the stars, the sky, the church, a miracle or other “sign” from him. If we only knew the secret to finding God. We should meditate and pay attention and sit in total silence. Then, we would awaken from our slumber and find the indwelling God and our Brother Jesus (Joshua Ben Joseph).
I would never be so presumptuous to claim that any one thing or action or feeling works for everyone. But I found a way for myself in this life. And it works for me. Many others around the world have found it also. If you would like me to write you more about this, please let me know and I will happily oblige. If not, I understand. This is not about money, the material world, government or society. It is a new way to fulfill individual spiritual needs, no matter if you belong to a particular church (I am Catholic), or you have never been educated concerning the Truth. The Truth about God, Jesus (Joshua Ben Joseph) or life here on Earth. There is no church, God is not “religion”. There is no charge. God is not about “materialism”. God is LOVE. God is The Spirit of Truth.
There is no tythe…the tythe is your life and living it in The Spirit of Truth. It is the best thing I have ever done for myself in my life.
That is all will say to you. I will never mention it again if it makes you uncomfortable. Peace be upon you this day. And always….
And peace by upon you this day Cassie. And always……
I am not going to comment on your posts anymore. I feel after reading this over and over, ad nauseum, that I have somehow hurt you or offended you. I was only trying to reach out to you, comfort you as a fellow human, and let you know I have found other ways to believe and express my faith. I never want to hurt anyone…ever..in any way…as long as I walk this Earth. If you don’t mind, I will continue to read, and I may share your posts on Facebook. But I will no longer be commenting. You are very talented. Thank you for sharing. And yes, peace be upon you this day and always.
Susan, please don’t feel that way! You’ve been nothing but supportive, encouraging, and kind. I have two kids, and most days are so busy I can barely catch my breath. I tend to write and publish posts standing up in the kitchen while making dinner, and I sometimes take a few days to get around to reading and replying to comments. I’m sorry if my tardiness was misinterpreted as something else; I’ve enjoyed you sharing, and hope you will continue to do so, if you feel comfortable.
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